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So what’s it to be?

Japanese ‘A’ kana or unicode U+267F?

(Thanks Localisation Girls)

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All three installments of The American Chemical Society’s webseries Reactions, to wit:

Chemistry Life Hacks is back with new tips that can change your life, or at least the temperature of your beer. In this episode, you’ll learn how to cool your brews quickly before the big game starts, get fruit flies out of your kitchen for good, how to cook the perfect patty on the grill and get a remedy for the dreaded “stinky sponge syndrome.”


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The first rule of food hacking: stop being so narrow-minded and heteronormative by confining your cooking to a kitchen. At work, start your hacking as soon as you enter the building’s lobby. An elevator can easily become an ascending workspace to create an E-Z morning snack. With the help of a piping hot cuppa joe, a stupid, boring raw egg becomes a hard-boiled delicacy.

This changes everything.

MORE: Food Hacking At The Office (Vice)

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Hackers from the Chaos Computer Club in Germany have demonstrated that you can steal the fingerprint from any drinking glass and access anyone’s iPhone 5S without any difficulty. A fingerprint of the phone user, photographed from a glass surface, was enough to create a fake finger that could unlock an iPhone 5s secured with TouchID. Just with a camera, a laser printer, and some wood glue.

iPhone 5S’ fingerprint security can be easily broken, hackers show (Jesus Diaz, Gizmodo)

Run by a collective of hackers, Glitchr is designed to push the limits of what can be confined to the Facebook format. It ain’t pretty.

The results range from duplicated chat feeds to layout-breaking collections of pronunciation marks.It’s fun, it’s sort of funny and it might be the perfect thing to ‘like’ on someone else’s Facebook wall to make them think someone broke the interwebs.



First Sony, then Fox News and Apple Inc, now online payment service PayPal.

Well, PaypalUK’s Twitter feed anyway.

The company’s UK PayPal Twitter feed was breached as the person behind the hacking this evening started posting messages and ‘retweeting’ other people’s messages.

A spokesman said: ‘PayPal UK’s Twitter feed was targeted by hackers tonight. PayPal would like to reassure all customers that PayPal’s UK customer systems and data have not been breached or hacked in any way. There is no link between customer systems and our Twitter account.’

Online ‘secure’ payment service, PayPal becomes latest victims of hackers as Twitter account is breached (Mail Online)

(Thanks @cairotango)